Canon has not chosen to make significant investments in the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC) market, sticking with focusing on its very popular DSLR camera models. But Canon isn’t completely abandoning the mirrorless market either, as shown by its recent release of the Canon M10. It’s very much a beginner-level mirrorless camera, as shown in this Canon EOS M10 review, and, as such, it has some drawbacks.
But the M10 fits in pretty well against other cameras that have a similar price point, as well as against other entry-level mirrorless ILCs. It’s one of the least expensive mirrorless cameras on the market, even after you purchase a lens or two (Keep in mind that you cannot use the same lenses for Canon DSLR cameras as you can for Canon mirrorless models.).
With some of this camera’s drawbacks, I’d almost be tempted to go with an entry-level Canon Rebel DSLR model over this one, as the basic DSLRs are only slightly more expensive than the M10. Rebel DSLRs have been around for decades, and provide strong performance levels and image quality. The M10’s biggest benefit versus those entry-level Rebels is its thin size of just 1.38 inches without the lens attached. Otherwise, Canon’s Rebels will provide a better experience for most photographers over the M10.
- Resolution: 18 megapixels
- Optical zoom: NA, uses interchangeable lenses
- LCD: 3.0-inch, 1,040,000 pixels (touch and tilt enabled)
- Maximum image size: 5184 x 3456 pixels
- Battery: Rechargeable Li-Ion
- Dimensions: 4.25 x 2.62 x 1.38 inches
- Weight: 10.6 ounces (including battery and memory card)
- Image sensor: APS-C (22.3×14.9 mm)
- Movie mode: HD 1080p